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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bdrm, 1 bath, fully eqpt kitchen, fenced yard w/covered patio & barbeque.

Our charming, sunny, and comfortable house is less than three blocks from the Deschutes River and riverside parks, and a short walk to the amazing and wonderful variety of restaurants, taverns, grocery stores and shops on Galveston and Newport. It's also an easy walk to downtown Bend, the amphitheater, and the Old Mill District, and just a 30 minute drive to Mt. Bachelor, yet it's on a quiet, leafy street with beautiful houses and friendly neighbors. It really is a perfect location, whatever your reason for visiting Bend.

We just bought the house and painted the entire inside, put down new floors and carpets, and added new furnishings. The living room is spacious, with two big couches (one a fold-out queen bed), comfortable chairs, and a 42 inch flat screen TV with cable TV and Wi-Fi, a DVD player, and DVDs for adults and kids and some great books for vacation reading. The kitchen is large and fully stocked with dishes and utensils, and has a beautiful oak dining table that seats six, and has two leaves to add if you need even more room at the table.

Two bedrooms have comfortable queen beds (one with a Tempur-pedic mattress), the third has a beautiful and comfortable wood bunk bed, and all have high quality linens and pillows.

The back yard is completely fenced, the covered back patio has a new gas barbecue, and there's even a basketball backboard with a new net and a basketball.

There's a full size washer and dryer inside.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Michele

We live in Boulder Creek, CA, near Santa Cruz, deep in the redwood forests. We started visiting Bend in 2008 when our son and his wife moved here. Since then, most of our daughter-in-law's family has moved to Bend, and we've visited many times. With every visit, in different seasons, we saw more of the town and the area, and the more we experienced, the more we loved it. We love the sunny weather, the gorgeous river flowing through town, the constant striking views of the snow-capped mountains, the beautiful old houses, the friendly people, and the abundance of good food, drink, and entertainment.

Each time we visited, our kids urged us to buy a house. We looked at a lot of houses in a lot of neighborhoods, but didn't quite get to the point of doing it. But then we got the news that a grandchild was on the way, and we finally bought this house.

Michele purchased this house in 2013

Why Michele chose River West

Our son and his extended family all live on the Westside, in the River West neighborhood. Because this also happens to be our favorite neighborhood in Bend, this is where we wanted to buy, and we were lucky to find this home. In addition to being walking distance from our family, it's walking distance from all of the stores, restaurants, and bars on Galveston and Newport, downtown, and the river and Drake Park, and it's on a lovely, quiet, tree-lined, street, with friendly neighbors. It couldn't be better.


River West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large counter for all your stuff
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Tempur-pedic mattress with down comforter
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.866667 based on 75 reviews

The Federal House was terrific!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Bend and the stay at your house was everything we wanted, the amenities you provided were very generous. The layout was great including the backyard, nice and safe for us all. We were very comfortable in it. It was the perfect location for us. Easy to walk around and a very quaint part of Bend. We got to ski on that very windy day, Yikes! and also did some ice skating at the rink in town and went down to Sunriver to the observatory. Bend is such a friendly town! Hope to visit again this summer..... 5 stars.....

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Amy. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the house worked out well for you. We hope to see you again.
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Great cozy little cottage , perfect neighborhood for a real Bend experience.

  • 5 of 5

Super nice and helpful owner - prompt replies to our messages.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented the Federal House for family overflow for Thanksgiving. It was bright, spacious, clean, well stocked and homey. We were close to the downtown and parks areas as well. There was spacious parking in the back for 2 cars and at the last minute our son had to bring his dog. There was no problem and it is a pet friendly home. When we go to Bend again, where our daughter lives, we will rent the Federal House.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great a perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Had all the conviences of home would definitley recomend

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough about this house. It was PERFECT! It was in walking distance to our daughter’s place and much more. Morning walks to Drake Park were wonderful and close to downtown for morning coffee. This house was warm and cozy. Our family felt at home. The location was close to great restaurants and lots of great places to drive for day trips. There was never a day without activities. We miss Bend, OR already.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nice and all needs are covered. They even have a cabinet of dog supplies. There are great places to eat within walking distance and wonderful parks to take the dogs. This is my second time in Bend and I will definitely look to stay at the Federal House again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
10 Barrel
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Oregon State 97
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Spork, Kababa, Cuppa Yo,
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt. Bachelor
Car: not necessary

Bend has pretty much every outdoor activity you can think of that doesn't involve an ocean, is beautiful in every season, AND has tons of great restaurants, shopping, art, and music, and, of course, lots of fun breweries and bars.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

3 night minimum for holiday weekends including Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Rate is the same $125.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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